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Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 2018
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Feature Article

Creating Sexual Harassment Policies for Church Workplaces

Creating Sexual Harassment Policies for Church Workplaces Subscriber access only

The growing numbers of allegations highlight the need for appropriate responses.

Articles

Responding to Gun Violence Concerns at Churches

Responding to Gun Violence Concerns at Churches Subscriber access only

Church shootings remain rare, but policies and planning are still necessities.
Are Criminal Background Checks Legally Required for Youth Ministry Workers?

Are Criminal Background Checks Legally Required for Youth Ministry Workers? Subscriber access only

A historic recent case helps answer this question.
Child Abuse Reporting Laws: 21 Facts Church Leaders Should Know

Child Abuse Reporting Laws: 21 Facts Church Leaders Should Know

How state laws define who must report actual or suspected abuse, when a report must be made, and how.
In Brief

In Brief

Key news recaps

The New Tax Bill: What Does It Mean for Churches? Subscriber access only

Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

April 30, 2018

Churches with nonminister employees (or ministers who report their federal income taxes as employees and who have elected voluntary withholding) must ...

April 29, 2018

A church hiring its first nonminister employee between January 1 and March 31, 2018, may exempt itself from the employer’s share of Social Security ...

April 15, 2018

  • Federal income tax and self-employment tax returns by individuals for calendar year 2017 are due.
  • Last day to file amended federal income tax return (Form 1040X) for 2014 (unless you received an extension).

Monthly Requirements, March/April 2018

If your church reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2018, the lookback period is July 1, 2016, through ...

Semiweekly Requirements, March/April 2018

If your church reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2018, the lookback period is July 1, 2016, through ...

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2018 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2018 Church & Clergy Tax Guide Subscriber access only

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.
Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries  Subscriber access only

Essential items to consider before you bring new clergy or staff on board.